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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Dark matter scientists on brink of discovering elusive particles
Posted on February 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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Most precise measurement of reactor antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise
Posted on February 13, 2016 at 12:38 am

Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration, who track the production and flavor-shifting […]

What's the point of theoretical physics?
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. […]

Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, […]